Oracle EBS Overview
Updated July 08, 2015
Oracle EBS Overview
Supervisor in Information TechnologyOil & Energy Company, 10,001+ employees
Score 10 out of 10
- Supply Chain, Projects, Finance, Manufacturing, Engineering
Overall Satisfaction with Oracle eBusiness Suite
Oracle eBusiness Suite is being used across a variety of manufacturing plants and support orgs to provide consistent application of resource planning and reporting. The goal is better use of time and resources to support overall effectiveness and maximize profits.
- EBS provides for seamless integration of business planning, processes, and activities that increase production, lower cost, and facilitate overall performance.
- EBS provides consistent global reporting from multiple data sources allowing the business to better plan global sourcing, inventory, and replenishment strategies.
- EBS planning and resource capabilities support improved supply and lead-time planning to increase manufacturing efficiency while minimizing inventory investment.
- EBS endows management with real-time knowledge that facilitates quicker, informed operational decisions.
- EBS provides for personalization and tailoring of workflows to meet organization-specific business-specific challenges.
- Although EBS comes with predefined reports, these seldom fit specific business needs from an "out of the box" perspective. Subsequently, customiztion, via code changes, is required.
- EBS does not integrate easily with other applications that an organization may already have in place. Building, testing, and rolling out customized interfaces is timely and an expensive proposition.
- EBS is extremely detailed and structured. Users don't find it "click-friendly" at first and implementation sites find that it doesn't increase employee productivity time until it's well established.
- The 12.x version is Java heavy and uses a lot of html screens. Speed and efficiency can be hampered by limited IT infrastructure at plant locations.
- Consistency of reporting among diverse manufacturing entities (apples to apples).
- Increased efficiency and accuracy with regard to "informed decisions" for lead time and planning.
- Oracle EBS forces employee and organizational accountability where none may have previously existed - the result of which is better efficiency, less waste, and increased profitability.
- Implementation is costly and resource intensive over a significant period of time, but well-worth the investment once Oracle EBS is in place and functioning.
As with most ERP solutions, Oracle eBusiness Suite (EBS) requires users be given multiple responsibilities based upon job role. From a security perspective, Segregation of Duties (SOD) and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) conflicts can be extremely difficult to resolve for smaller sites where employees wear multiple hats.